I have waited for too long for a change yet nothing has happened. I am tired of waiting for Gods time. Will God ever answer this prayer? These and many more are statements you will hear from people who believe God for some things and they are yet to receive them. This article is about Gods timing and that things are really beautiful in His time.
The word of God tells us in Ecclesiastes 3:11 that God made everything beautiful in His time. And as Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, there is time for everything under the heaven. God is a God of purpose and priorities and His end result is always for glory and beauty. God is always working on your behalf. When you think that nothing is happening that’s when God is putting everything together, so that all things will work together for your good. By the time it’s Gods time, everything would have been perfected. Remember the story of Joseph. He had a dream where he was lord over his brothers but he went from the pit, through Potiphar’s house as a slave, then the prison as a prisoner before he got to the throne (Genesis 37, 39-42). God does not make mistakes. At the end, all things became beautiful in His time for Joseph.
God is the Alpha and the Omega, that is, the beginning and the ending. He knows the end from the beginning. He sees problems that we can’t see. Therefore when God doesn’t answer you immediately, it’s not that He won’t do so (Psalm 37:4) but that there are issues on the way that need to be tackled. Sometimes, it may be that giving you what you want at your time may not be at your best interest. Remember, He is your father and understands His responsibilities as a father.
For instance, a father will never give his six year old son a car to drive even if he has so many cars in his garage. This is purely because he loves him and wouldn’t want him to kill himself. This applies to God too. He loves you and would not want you to crash your destiny or die before your time. That’s why waiting for Gods time is the best.
Now, let’s consider Abraham.
Abraham was childless for many years and at 75 years, God promised to make him a great nation and that his seed will inherit the land of Canaan (Genesis 12:1-4, 7). But Isaac didn’t come till 25 years later (Genesis 21:5). Hmmm, a long period you may say. Yet Isaac came at Gods timing and truly it was beautiful at His time. Why do I say so?
In Romans 4:17-22, Abraham had to be proven for him to be the father of nations and his victory was imputed to him for righteousness. Also, the circumstances surrounding Isaac’s birth builds up the faith of anyone who is passing through similar situation and cares to believe God like Abraham did. I haven’t heard of anybody who truly believed God and had to wait as long as Abraham did or even more before having a child.
Another thing I love about Isaac’s story is that the parents lived long enough to see him grow into a full grown man. Sarah (who died first) died at the age of 127 years (Genesis 23:1), 37 years after the birth of Isaac. God truly restores the years that the cankerworms had eaten (Joel 2:25).
To wait for Gods timing is not a waste but a blessing. All things are beautiful in Gods time
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